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Safeguarding Adults and Children

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  • The CCG has a responsibility to protect vulnerable adults and children and we are committed to improving safeguarding processes in Sheffield.
  • We also have responsibility for ensuring the provider organisations from whom we commission services provide safe systems for safeguarding children and adults, including provision for Looked after Children.
  • We ensure CCG members are aware of their duties and competent to report and manage concerns, and that NHS provider organisations in Sheffield deliver national requirements in relation to safeguarding. 
  • Our membership GP practices also have responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in primary care.  The CCG has a duty to support NHS England in developing primary care.  We therefore also have in place systems to support primary care in effectively carrying out safeguarding responsibilities.
  • We work in partnership with the Local Authority and other key agencies and jointly review concerns and individual cases.

Designated Safeguarding Health Care Professionals

Sheffield employs:

  • a Designated Nurse and Doctor for safeguarding children,
  • a Designated Professional for safeguarding adults,
  • a Professional standards manager leading on MCA (Mental Capacity Act)
  • and three Named GPs.

The functions of the designated professionals are consistent with the Intercollegiate Document 2014 and will include matters around training and development, supervision, expert advice on safeguarding and child protection, work on the various types of case review panels, quality assurance, service development and promote safeguarding in the commissioning of services. 

The designated professionals are accountable to the Chief Nurse for the CCG who has the lead role for safeguarding.

Please click here for more safeguarding information and key documents.

Contacts for more information

Safeguarding Adults                                                   

Safeguarding Children                                                    

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